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>> he will be sentenced today and before it happened jerry sandusky speaks out. you want to inspire others to be better. today is the chance to do it. personal words are turning no a message ahead we have details on that. >> reporter: the series tied at one game a piece and now on the road to the bronx and orioles heading up north to take on yankees. >> it's tuesday morning thanks for joining us i am megan pringle alongside lauren cook and lynette charles look at weather and charley has the umbrella. we will find out if we need it all day. how are the roads right now? fog was an issue. >> reporter: still an issue and several accidents. more on that coming up in bit. but how about the orioles game last night. >> exciting. >> reporter: how awesome is that. hopfully they will go to the bronx and we are tied up and they will win i feel it. >> keeping our fingers crossed. >> tickets for that they go on sale at 10 this morning. >> right. and if they go out to get the
tickets, you might take the rain gear with you. we can see the wet weather and also it's gobbing a chilly day on tap this morning and even as we go into the after -- it's going to be a chilly day on tap this morning and even as we get into the afternoon. we have the dew point come in at 44 in reisterstown and we have patchy fog causing problems on the roadways. around aberdeen dealing with wet weather also patchy fog and chilly. temperatures coming in at 46. lots to talk about this morning. arnold temperature at 47 with a dew point at 47. plenty of fog to talk about this morning. also, plenty of rain as well. we can see showers on maryland's most powerful radar sliding into kent county and rock hall make its way towards churchill. grab the coat and the rain gear as you step out and about. let's check the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. grab your coat and rain gear
and turn on low beams because we are dealing with fog. we have a crash to tell you about in northwest baltimore on liberty road. at northern parkway. and as we check in and look live on 95, heading downtown, here at 395 traffic is picking up but no significant delays. fort mcmachinery -- mchip henry tunnel nice and clear. harrisburg expressway north of 695, everything is -- mchenry tunnel nice and clear. harrisburg expressway north of 695 nice and clear. no problems to report on the beltway. from parkville all the way up to towson. and west side of 695, starting to pick up but not too bad. 12 minutes traveling the outer loop from 795 down towards 95. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. megan over to you. two minutes after 6. and if you are waking up this morning, odds are you may be tired after last night's exciting win. by the orioles over the yankees. the win ties the american league divisional series at 1
game each. now the series shifts onto new york and yankees stadium. charley is live at camden yards and i imagine o fans left in high spirits last night. >> reporter: they left the ball park in great spirits megan. 48,000 strong came out for a blue collar win by the team. sunday night's game one was about celebrating with the fans. you got to give the team that. and while it was a lost sunday last night anything but that. 48,000 strong look like we said came out and they were not disappointed. after the game, a number of players and media types and personalities tweeting about the orioles victory adam jones called it the first real victory in 15 years. there's much work to be done and modern family star said she didn't see the game but she was in rehearsal for parts of the show, but she was proud of the orioles nonetheless. after the game, the orioles were met in the clubhouse by peter angelos, the majority owner of the team and he
congratulated each player individually for what they have done throughout the course of the year and jim johnson gave mr. angelos a game ball from the team's win in texas a few days earlier. that put them in the position they are in today. and after the game, the team and the manager buck showalter was talk about the win. >> one win closer to winning three. we have got through texas knowing we had to win 11 games and starting out winning 3 is hard. we know it's a tough task ahead of us. but you know, we like the mathematics after tonight and at least you are one step closer. >> one theme we want to win i want to help the team to win. and that's my hope. and that's my dream. >> reporter: now when the orioles return to new york for game 3 wednesday night they will be reminded it was 1996. the ball under the fly ball but it was snagged by mayer the thief. well jeter was given credit for the home run. that tied it at 4. baltimore
went onto lose the game in extra innings and a shot by bernie william. that's a memory on orioles fans' mindsp if the yankee stadium is a lasting reminder of play off baseball in new york. something they will hope to rewrite wednesday night. >> all right thanks so much. we will check in with you in a bit. switching gears he was con- - switching gears e. was con-- he was convicted of seb yulely abusing 10 boys and today jerry sandusky will learn -- sexually abusing 10 boys and today injury sandusky will learn -- jerry sandusky will learn his fate. what had his lawyers. >> reporter: his lawyer says he is certain sandusky will address the court making it the second time this week he spoke out. he issued an audio statement from prison on monday recorded and aired on penn state campus radio station. in that audio clip, he maintains his innocence and says the accusers are lying. the former assistant football
coach was convict on sexually abusing 10 boys over 15 years. he could be sentenced to life in prison. he plans to fight for a new trial. >> they can take away my life. they can make me out as a monster and treat me as a monster. but they can't take away my heart. and in my heart i know i did not do these alleged disgusting acts. >> reporter: at least one of his victims will take the stand to testify at today's sentencing. linda so, abc2 news. coming in about 10 minutes we want you to stay with us because the case made so many of you parents listen up, pay attention and wonder what would i do. the director of the baltimore child abuse center adam rosenberg is here and will answer some of the questions for us. a bitter sweet birthday a 16th birthday for family and friends of grace mccomas the high schooler who was a student who committed suicide in april after being the target of cyber
bullies. and now today her cousins are coming together celebrating her life in a really special way with a special birthday invitation. sherrie johnson is here with how people can remember hem her. >> reporter: her family -- her. >> reporter: her family members want to fight against cyber bullying and hurtful words. send a text message of kindness through social media to someone that may boost their spirits. so far more than 4500 people signed up for the kindness for grace day. cousin of grace mccomas says she would be alive if the bullies gabe her the same respect. she committed suicide on easter sunday after the family says she was bullied online for over a year. now her cousins are challenging people to say kind words through twitter and facebook and e-mail. they believe kindness would have kept grace alive. the goal is to reach the bullies and have them delete the words that kill. >> it helps with people's self- esteem because i think that tends to be a problem nowadays. kid have slow self-esteem. they don't think they are good
enough for other people or don't think they are good enough in general. >> reporter: once again over 4500 people have signed up for the kindness pledge and people from across the country are also catching on. if you want to accept the invitation to kindness we have a link on website at abc2news.com and it's in our slide show and inside the story you can click on the link and it will bring you here to this facebook page and you can see there are a number of posts here reminding people to remember grace on the day and keep her in your thoughts and prayer and post something kind about someone and hopefully lift their spirits. sherrie johnson abc2 news. 8 minutes after 6. a chance to show your support to a local student who was shot on the first day of school. there's a fund-raiser that's happening today for daniel and it is is at one of his favorites places, the mcdonald's which was right across from perry hall elementary school. we are told that 25% of the food sales will go to his family to help pay for the medical bills. and also prayers to daniel
bracelets will be sold for $2. this event runs from 4:30 until 8:30 tonight. a health alert. that meningitis outbreak is growing even larger. 105 cases now to report. they say 105 people have been ill and five of them in our state. 8 people have died nationwide. this outbreak is linked to a massachusetts pharmacy that produced steroid shots that apparently were tainted. if you want to read about the symptoms and get a list of the 7 medical facilities in maryland that received the steroid shots you can head to the website at abc2 news.com and we posted everything you need to know. and a maryland teen has message about bullying and in the process of recording the message, his peers prove his point. we will show outbullying caught on camera and -- you the bullying caught on camera and what the cool is -- school is doing. over easy or scrambled it's unclear whether or not they are good for you many research changes all the time. what is does a registered
dietitian has to say to us? afraid of heights? this guy isn't. and he is not just jumping out of a plane. he is doing it 23 miles above the ground. >> we are back this morning. i will tell you if the rain showers are here to stay. details coming up. >> reporter: traffic is just starting to pick up here on 95 in white marsh. we are dealing with several accidents across the region. i will have the details coming up on good morning maryland. >> 10 minutes after 6. this is a live picture of new york city's times square. looks quiet there but let's get today's tech bites. >> reporter: in today's tech bites more signs of the ipad mini asian companies that supply components to apple received orders for more than 10,000 smaller items. an announcement is expected next month. and you will be able to order the first windows 8 phones later this month. the verge websites at at&t will take preorders october 21st with delivery next month.
almost 2/3 of technology executives think mitt romney would be better for the industry than obama. but the same survey finds that 3/4 expect the president to win reelection so far mr. obama is ahead in fund raising in sin coal vane. the force is with the hottest mobile game franchise and angry birds star worst will combine the bird with the popular movie franchise clothing costumes and action figures going on sale soon. those are the tech bites i am rob nelson.
month's daring stunt. get this he is going to create a sonic boom but not one you will hear because he is going to be traveling so fast. he will be free falling this is about 5 1/2 minutes before pulling the parachute to slow himself down. i can't help it. but i look at that and i read that and think what's wrong with him? >> you are not the only one. >> it's in his blood i guess. lynette charles joins because check on the weather and today is one of the days you have to be prepared for a little bit of everything. >> exactly. you need the big coats and rain gear an umbrella over this way. and you -- an umbrella over this way. you will need the coat because it's going to be a chilly day on tap. let's start with the numbers. we can see they are below average. look at 40s. manchester coming in at 44 to be exact. more of the same rockville. monrovia 43 right now. and we are at 47 in sparrows point. fallston at 48. easton at 47 this morning. the coat is needed but also the rain gear is going to be needed as well. we can see that on the
satellite and radar. showers now coming across the area mainly around anne arundel county also kent county as well. so as you step out the door, don't forget it. as you go through the day in terms of the rain gear, you will be able to put that away. we can see the back edge of the clearing line there. we can see it in pennsylvania. and we are going to see the clouds for a while for today. we could see a few breaks but all in all we will be mostly cloudy. and this is the weather pattern going through the week. and for today we are under the chill as the jet stream is back up to the north allowing for some warmer air to move in here as we go into tomorrow. and even as we head towards the weekend. so things starting to look up a bit. but, before then, this is what we are working with for today and tomorrow. we will see weak cold front move in. the key word is weak. that means it's not going to bring a lot of showers with it. i am going keep a stray shower isolated shower in the forecast for tomorrow. but we will be seeing plenty of sunshine in the forecast. planning today temperatures coming in at 5 by lunchtime and
we will -- 55 by lunchtime and 57 that's nothing. that's below average. it's going to be cool. look at what we have on the 7- day forecast. waiting for thursday and friday with plenty of sunshine. let's check the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook good morning patchy fog and lots of accidents. >> reporter: yes. you will want to expect reducevisible. ture on the low beams and several accidents. we have -- turn on the low beams and several accidents. a crash on route 424 on crane highway. more problems on route 295 a crash south bound at arundel mills boulevard. traveling the beltway a live look outside on the oft -- on the west side at old court road. traffic is picking up. and you are looking at 12- minute rind on -- ride on the outer loop. not too bad but conditions are starting to worsen. this is what it look like in parkville. an 11 minute ride right now on the outer loof from 95 up to -- loop from 95 up towards 9 3. and for those using the jfx no
problems getting downtown. you are looking at an 11 minute ride delay free from the beltway to fayette street. that's your traffic. now over to you megan. 6:17. we have been spending a lot of time talking about jerry sandusky not just because he is being sentenced today but because of the hidous crimes that were committed and what good can come from it. and we can be better parents and teachers and community leaders something we have learned. and that's why adam rosenberg the director. baltimore child abuse center is coming in to talk to us about this. thanks for being here. >> thank youch good morning. >> good morning. one -- thank you. good morning. >> good morning. we were talking about what parents should know and the discussion they should have with their kid. i what do they do? >> i think people should feel comfortable knowing they can and should report abuse if they suspect it. we run a great nonprofit that has the ability to help a lot of kids over 1 how thooft-- over 1,000 last year. but no one can get the help unless they report the suspected abuse and then we can
figure out what happened. >> they can call you guys what exactly is the baltimore child abuse center if someone is not familiar with it. >> a child advocacy center. one of the law and orders we are the one stop shop when kids report abuse and someone suspects abuse happened they come to us and we quickly within two hours, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week talk to children. fine out what happened and have experience profession -- find out what happened and have experienced professionals and a medical clinic a find consistent or inconsistent signs of physical abuse. we make mental health referrals and do therapy on-site and teach parents and kids to prevent this from happening again or how to move forward. >> we were disgusted when the case came out. but you said it happens all the time and happens anywhere. >> yeah. the numbers are one in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused by the time they are 18. one of the key things is realizing we have to talk about this. >> reporter: one in four girls?that's shocking.
>>es it's a shocking number. it's greater than kids with autism or cancer. topics we feel we can talk about and do something, this is happening all around us. it cost 120 billion dollars a year to deal with the inintended health consequence of abuse. let's do something rather than standing on the sidelines. >> sandusky sentenced today what would you like to see happen. >> i would like to see a serious sentenced. look, 30 years, 50 years at this point is tantamount to a lifesentence but it needs to be symbolic so victims of the crimes know they received justice. the public knows we are not going to stand for institutional abuse like this. and people who violated the trust of children. so, sure, you know, 50 year sentence or multiple life sentence would be great because it's the symbol and it's not the end of this. this continues on. there are other cases and allegations coming up across the country of kids abused and hopefully this is that lightning rod people can come forward and say if they received justice so can we. and they receive help we can
receive help too. >> give everybody your web ace dress and telephone newspaper baltimore cooled abuse center.org or call 410-396, 6147 and the website make a donation or go to any location and make a donation throughout october which helps us do the good work we do. >> which is what you rely on the donations from the community. >> it is. and it's a community effort and that's why we are proud to be able to do this. >> we will talk about that event happening with party city because it sounds like fun adam rosenburg from the baltimore child abuse center thanks for coming. >> pleasure. one big thing we are talking about. you probably heard this before. nothing can cure the common called. -- cold. doctors say we have list of things to keep in mind. we will tell you what they are. fetching shake and catching we think our pets are spectacular. but can your dog do this. it will put your best friend to shame. incredible pieces ahead. and as we go to break this morning, we are going to take you down live to the nation's capital. dark in washington, d.c. we
6:23. o's keep the incredible playoff run going with the p--- 3-2 win last night. so it ties the american league divisional series at a game each. however the orioles fans they earned their own big league distinction thanks to the enthusiasm. charley is live down at the yard to explain and charley it got pretty loud last night. >> reporter: yeah, imagine the last time you were at a rock conearth or nightclub and -- conearth at a nightclub or heard -- concert at a nightclub or heard a fire alarm go off. that's how loud it was last night at camden yards. listen. [ creams and cheers ] -- screams and cheers ] >> reporter: major league baseball last night camden yards for game 2 craig sager
during the broadcast came out with a decibel meter saying certain points throughout the course of the game camden yards reg registered 120 decibels like concert and the nightclub and just like the smoke alarms. now to give you perspective on this, if you hit 125, you start to do physical damage and you feel pain in your ear drums. that gives you ideas of how loud it was. now the towels they were waving. but the fans they were screaming. >> i bet they were. it's hard to believe you are going to the office today a lot of people are not going to have much of a voice. >> reporter: there will be no voices at all. >> all right. we will check in with you in a bit. stay warm down there. glad you have a umbrella. looks like you need it. >> reporter: will do. >> time for caption this when you send pictures into lauren and you post them on facebook and peopleive them great captions. >> reporter: today's picture is of sarah's son who can be seen raiding the refrigerator. we did the picture on our facebook page and it generated
a lot of comments. >> all right. look at him. standing on the refrigerator. >> reporter: he is on the foot of the refrigerator. too funny. donny said spiderman started out doing this. and tara says it's okay. i can get it all the time on that jungle gym is paying off and tina says 22 bottle of milk in the fridge. oh, my. >> and max you wonder what he on the -- makes you wonder what's on the top shelf. >> reporter: yes. so please keep the comments coming. we are enjoying them. if you have a caption this photo e-mail it to the firstname.lastname@example.org. >> thanks lauren. it's 6:26. stay with us this morning. ahead, we will show you video police want you to look at it closely. we will tell you why they say it's so important to find this guy you see in the surveillance footage. ♪
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are's watching the station that works for you. -- you're watching the station that work for you. now, good morning maryland. today she would have been 16 years old. a teen who saw no way out of relentless bullying and thousands plan to sell. he was talking about being bullied when he was the target of that. the whole thing is caught on camera. is there anything the school district